Monday, February 8, 2016

There's Something About Roses...


Thought I'd re-visit and/or re-vamp some pretty rose-themed
pics now that we're into St. Valentine's Day week!

Oh, isn't there just something about roses?

They've been the symbol of romance throughout the ages!

Be it a romantic gift from a loved one...



 


    

Found on a beauitful china tea set 
or on a porcelain spoon,or on decorated sugar cubes....









Or soft deep red vintage velvet roses 
sitting inside an old silverplated dish....








Delicate pink wispy painted roses on lovely china
at tea time....









Around this nest it is quite easy to find roses

when one knows where to look ; - )











Fragrant rose petal soap flakes is a personal favorite...
























Roses on a pretty place card & napkin ring
 when having a friend for formal afternoon tea...









Or on a yummy piece of cake....








The time I made macarons-
they deserved to be presented 
on matching rose-themed china!








Roses are especially wonderful if one's daughter grows them; 
especially unique ones... fresh garden roses have the best fragrance!

(I've shared this a lot but it is just so awesome!)






I am very slowly learning how to garden.

 Roses, treasured though they may be, are so danged fussy.

 Ours don't like how tall and shady the trees have become. 

(We really need to re-think the gardens this year.)









Just thinking about the garden has brightened my mood!










I hope you've enjoyed the "roses" at our nest
 as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you!

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Have a Happy St. Valentine's week!



~Michele

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50 comments:

  1. Oh Michele, how beautiful are these photo's, and you know I love roses. Yes they are fussy, but aren't they worth it! I truly have enjoyed seeing them all!
    Have a blessed day!

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  2. pretty pictures all in one place. :)
    our garden areas have become more shaded and the hard decision to either move the rose during its dormant season or to give the rose away to someone who has more sun - was made. we moved some and gave some away. the best spot for roses at our home is smack dab in the middle of the driveway. golly - that won't work a'tall. wink. love roses.

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  3. Yes there definitely is something special about roses. I love to grow them, look at them, and smell them. I even love rose scented perfumes which most people think are grannyish. :)

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  4. Beautiful snaps, my friend! Hope all is well in your world and I wish you an early Happy Valentine's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Lovely post......the red roses are magnificent!

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  6. Hello, beautiful roses and lovely images. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  7. Michele, there really IS something about roses, and I so enjoyed your photos of them today!

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  8. Dear Michelle:
    Loved this rose themed posting with so many pretty photos and interesting teatime pieces. Beautiful red roses but that one with the varigated and yellow is amazing. So glad you shared Michelle!

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  9. Michele, I agree, there is no other flower that says romance as much as the lovely rose! I do love roses on china as well as in the garden. So many pretty images and thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Love roses, my favorite flower! My all-time favorite are a creamy white, but love them all. I'm impressed you made those beautiful macarons!
    A dream of mine is to have enough rose bushes in the garden that I can have vases of them in every room! Right now I have zero, haha. Except for the knock-out roses. Best wishes for your gardening plans, Michele. I agree, garden roses have a lovely scent that hothouse blooms can't compare to. xo Deborah

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  11. The red roses on a silver plate is my favourite. Thank you for a lovely post!

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  12. Beautiful roses!

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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  13. Beautiful post. Roses=love. :) I love the egg cup!

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  14. Michelle, what a beautiful post. Yes...there is definitely something about roses that speaks like no other flower can... and your photos examples are all so lovely!

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  15. What a beautiful collection of roses! I was born in June so a rose is my BD month flower and always special to me.

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  16. What a beautiful post....oh so pretty. I love garden roses and dishes with roses or other flowers....thanks for sharing all your pretty roses...

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  17. Roses have been associated with romance forever and like you Michele, I'll have them on my china before overindulging in the garden. They are fussy and not meant for a chemical free garden so one either puts up with the bugs or has very few bushes that can have the crawlies hand picked. The frogs in our pond love it when I treat them to caterpillars picked from the roses. :-)

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  18. Everything is just too beautiful Michele. You have such a way of putting things together. I just admire you taste and look. I love roses! I live near Portland here in Oregon. Portland is called the City of Roses so we are blessed with lovely roses!

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  19. Your ode is just wonderful. Love your beautiful china, the roses, your macarons, the cake, and your words. I am a novice gardener, too, and I can't wait for spring--and to see and smell real roses. Have a great week, my friend!

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  20. Your ode is just wonderful. Love your beautiful china, the roses, your macarons, the cake, and your words. I am a novice gardener, too, and I can't wait for spring--and to see and smell real roses. Have a great week, my friend!

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  21. Happy Valentine Week, Michele! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous rose-themed images. I'm afraid that I don't have much of a green thumb so the only roses in my house are on my china. Hee! I've also been enjoying rose-themed tea this week: Rose with French Vanilla tea by Dilmah, and The Earl's Valentine (rosebuds, chocolate, bergamot) by David's Tea.

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  22. Stunning post Michele. Love the red roses and all the beautiful tea cups, etc.
    My favorite flowers are ROSES ROSES ROSES. I have over 100 bushes, so I always have some blooming. With out 90 degree weather lately they all will be blooming soon. I can hardly wait.

    Roses are very forgiving, just water and give them at least 8 hours of sun and they will produce so many flowers. I feed about once a month.
    Again, beautiful post.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  23. Ahhhh what a pretty, romantic post with all your roses, Michele! I especially want a slice of that cake with the rose on it, with a cup of tea in any of your lovely teacups. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you, too.
    P.S. Your header looks great!

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  24. Thank you for sharing this beautiful bouquet of Michele roses with us all. I love roses anywhere, anytime, and I don't guess I'll ever tire of them. Like you, though, I find growing them a bit fussy but shall give it another try this year. (Please share gardening tips as you learn them!)

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  25. I adore roses, they always have a graceful aura around them. I can't find any reason why I wouldn't want roses.

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  26. Roses really are the Queen of Flowers. I hope to grow them here in the New-old Cottage, but first we have to fence the garden, as we have a real deer problem.

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  27. So beautiful!!!

    Charlotte Moore

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  28. I never tire of roses either. Your pictures are beautiful. I will have to rethink our yard too. Not sure if I have even a single rose bush at our new house. Maybe I will be surprised.

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  29. Michelle, what beautiful roses. Nothing can beat them!

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  30. The rose is simply beautiful! A favorite here too. I love all of your rose vignettes and pics. Maybe I'll get lucky this Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing your roses…….

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  31. What a beautiful post! (I must rethink my garden this year, too, for the same shady reasons. =D Is it wrong to pray that a neighbor's tree will die? It was lovely in its day, but is causing big problems now.)That variegated rose is quite something!

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  32. Everything looks so pretty… we do love our Roses , don't we? So many different types and colors… love them all, and all of your pretty pieces …
    XOXO Mary

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  33. How beautiful! That variegated rose is amazing, but I enjoyed seeing all of the rose-themed treasures. My youngest daughter has always loved roses. Back when she was younger, she would often sign cards with her name, followed by the words "your little rose girl." Sweet memories brought back with this post. Thanks for sharing it.

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  34. Love roses on anything...especially sweet pink ones!
    Mary Alice

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  35. I love that pretty place card. I have a pot of miniature roses here in my lanai....red. I love them! Hugs, Diane

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  36. A gorgeous rose post which is perfect for this week! I love the Rose Chintz teapot. Finding one of those is on my wish list as I have four place settings.

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  37. Hi Michele,
    I love, love, love Roses too! My favourite teacup is R.A. Old English Rose pattern. It is so rich with the shades of pink and red roses. I also am trying to plant more roses in my garden and then cut them and enjoy them indoors. This is such a beautiful post Michele! It should be in a magazine! Happy Valentine's Day Dear Michele! Karen

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  38. Oh yes, I love roses and you have so many lovelies! Your mosaic is totally breathtaking!! My roses have struggled the last couple of years. Hoping they do better this year with all of the moisture. So glad you'll be sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. And your post has brightened MY mood. Yes there is something about a rose. Actually, you may find that they are easier to grow than you would think. Coming to you from Mosaic Monday.

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  40. Hi Michele, Yes, I love roses too! You have so many different varieties and each one is gorgeous!
    There's a couple of roses I'd love for Valentine's. Maybe I'll get lucky. I'm in love with all your beautiful china pieces too! Thanks for all the inspiration!! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  41. Gorgeous. I love dainty china filled with roses. I wish I could grown them but sadly, I cannot.

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  42. I so agree, there is something about roses. I have not been lucky with roses in my yard. Right now I have one knockout yellow rose and she is so pretty and smells so nice. I cannot wait for spring to come so she will be in bloom again. Love the pretty teacups you have on this post.

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  43. SO beautiful!!!!! There is just nothing like the smell of roses.....
    ~Des

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  44. Who cannot love roses...although, confession time, I love the sight but not the smell...I know, sacrilege! A wonderful collection of roses, hard to pick a favorite! Sorry I am a bit late, my back has kept me off the computer the last few days! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  45. Lovely,lovely ~Michele! I love roses.

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  46. Dear Michele,

    Your photos are so lovely. I especially love the red roses in the silver dish and the rose teapot with the white cups and saucers :)

    ♥Gope

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  47. Such a lovely post Michelle. The roses and the tea cups are beautiful. Roses are true romance. They come in all colors and they smell heavenly. Happy Valentine's Day. P.S. We do have a link party on Sunday afternoons.

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  48. Sweetest Michele, what a glorious post! Your roses and beautiful pictures were just the thing I needed this evening...thank you, dear friend.

    And thank you for sharing this lovely post with Roses of Inspiration. You are such a joy and blessing in my life. Love to you!

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  49. Wow Michelle- I loved this post. I do love roses- such a delicate pure flower. You have some gorgeous china pieces!

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